Don't get me wrong. I love the bell-bottoms
and polyester stylings of the '60s and '70s romances,
but a prairie bonnet in a romance comic?
Sign me up!
This one, over at Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine features a short story combining two of my favorite things -- presidential history and romance comics! Read the story of Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge as featured in the 1950s romance comic, Thrilling Romances.
Scott Edelman has been delving into romance stories over at Comic Book Plus and has found a couple intriguing ones revolving around that touchy subject of weight. One story, "Too Fat for Love" ends pretty typically, while the second, "Was I Too Fat to Be Loved?" may just surprise you. Check 'em out!
A new romance comic?
Over on Facebook and Twitter I mentioned that I had the honor of writing an afterword for a new romance comic from Jamie S. Rich, Megan Levens, and Oni Press titled, Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars. It will be out in April, so be sure to watch this space for more info as the time gets nearer. In the meantime, get your Jamie S. Rich fix by checking out his other new book (with Joélle Jones), Lady Killer which will hit comic book stores in January. Here's a preview! Though dark, fans of romance comics will definitely appreciate the mid-century style.
Thanks so much for reading!
If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for the
Sequential Crush newsletter email list!